What's in your chest freezer?

(6 Posts)
Doodlekitty Sat 14-Jun-14 17:35:20

I have just inherited a huge chest freezer. Its in the shed waiting to be used so Im after tips. What is good to have storef? Im thinking milk and bread and some tomato based pasta sauces (when I find time! ) Any tips?

What's not in it! I batch cook and freeze, but fail to label correctly so we never know what we are having.

At the moment the cold pack for me knee us also in there.

FatalCabbage Sat 14-Jun-14 17:43:13

Bread
Vegetables
Homemade stock
Cheese on offer
Meat on offer
Leftover takeaway
Ice lollies and ice cream!

Bread is often on BOGOF or similar. Buying anything in bulk (fresh vegetables, meat or hard cheese that you chop or grate then freeze in small quantities in freezer bags) is economical.

Freezing leftover takeaway stops you greedily gobbling it until you have a planned "free takeaway" night. Love these.

FiveGoMadInDorset Sat 14-Jun-14 17:45:59

Pork and beef mainly, veg, some alcohol, not sure what else, I really need to have a sort through,

deepbluetr Sat 14-Jun-14 17:48:38

Loads- although it is an upright.

I have lots of homemade meals, tagine, lasagne, cacciatore, curry, bolognese, hm tomato sauce, chilli, soups, stock, frozen garlic, tofu, peas, frozen cooken rice and pasta for quick meals, ice cream, summer fruits, blueberries.
I freeze surplus fresh coriander, basil and parsley which can be quickly chopped and added to dishes without defrosting.

specialsubject Sat 14-Jun-14 17:51:08

bread; buy loaves 10 at a time from Tesco with decent seeded bread at £1 a loaf.

milk - big containers.
meat - do a big shop at our butcher every month.

frozen veg - garden stuff and bought

the other portion for when I cook double; I also have occasional mystery containers!

fish

the odd container of ice-cream.

I don't live in the middle of nowhere but it saves petrol and shopping trips, and doesn't seem to run up a big electricity bill.

marvellous invention if you have the space.

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